"We are thrilled to find our permanent home in San Jose. Our campus allows us to come together, to honor the past and the work we have accomplished over the past 30 years. At the same time, we celebrate our future," said San Jose Campus Dean, Dr. Marcia Bankirer.
Dr. Bankirer comes to PO from Denver School of Nursing, where she served as President for almost 5 years. Bankirer is a pioneer of innovative learning, leading the development of alternative and off-campus programs through the use of media and technology to engage students.
PO also announced the Gretchen Brooke Memorial Scholarship, a merit scholarship awarded to eligible Northern California based students who exemplify the PO mission. In attendance for the presentation were Brooke's husband, John, and 2 of their daughters. Brooke served as a faculty member for over 20 years and is remembered for her impact on students, colleagues, and communities of Central Valley California where she taught for many years.
"With these scholarships that are dedicated to the kindness and grace with which Gretchen Brooke helped students learn, we hope to allow more students in Northern California to benefit from programs that serve communities with current skills and timeless values," said Dr. Patricia Breen, President of Pacific Oaks College.
The San Jose Campus offers a Bachelor's-completion and Master's programs in human development. Additional programs include a Master's of Education degree, with options of a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential or Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential. For the first time outside of Pasadena, PO's San Jose Campus will offer a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Trauma Studies. For more information, visit www.pacificoaks.edu.
About Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Founded 70 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College & Children's School (PO) is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering Bachelor's-completion and Master's programs in human development, marriage and family therapy, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. PO remains dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of each individual. The school has a long history of serving non-traditional and adult students and is known for its experiential and culture-centered approach to education. PO offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena, its San Jose Campus, and at instructional sites throughout California. PO is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU). For more information, visit www.pacificoaks.edu.
Pacific Oaks College is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact.
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